The community safety partnership is the crime and disorder reduction group for the borough. This group brings together key senior representatives from partner organisations working on the crime and safety agenda in the borough. For more information, email communitysafetywbc@warrington.gov.uk

Community Safety Plan 2018–21 - Refresh 2020

Domestic homicide reviews

The partnership is responsible for establishing domestic homicide reviews (DHR) within Warrington. A domestic homicide review is carried out when someone has been killed as a result of domestic violence. The Home Office has published guidance about how to conduct homicide review which the community safety partnership adheres to.

DHRs are not inquiries into how the victim died or into who is responsible. They enable lessons to be learned, with professionals needing to fully understand what has happened in each instance, so that changes can be made to reduce the risk of such tragedies happening again.

The aim of publishing domestic homicide reviews is to restore public confidence.

Domestic Homicide Review - June 2017

The partnership commissioned a review into in the involvement of public services following a domestic homicide case in 2014. The Warrington DHR panel, with an independent chair, was created to carry out the review and produced a report and action plan.

The review took place to make sure that any lessons could be learned and that services could be improved to help reduce the risk of tragedies happening again in the future.

The review report and action plan were then submitted to the Home Office for consideration and actions continued to be carried out across services.

The Home Office has undertaken a quality assurance process and is satisfied with the report and action plan. Copies of the action plan and the Home Office panel response are available.

For a copy of the redacted, anonymised DHR report, please contact communitysafetywbc@warrington.gov.uk

Domestic Homicide Review Published October 2014

The Community Safety Partnership commissioned a review into in the involvement of public services following a domestic homicide case in 2012. The Warrington Domestic Homicide Review Panel (DHR) with an independent chair was created to carry out the review and produced a report and action plan.

The review took place to make sure that any lessons could be learned and that services could be improved to help reduce the risk of tragedies happening again in the future.

The review report and action plan were then submitted to the Home Office for consideration and actions continued to be carried out across services.

Domestic Homicide Review Published March 2020

The community safety partnership commissioned a review into in the involvement of public services following a domestic homicide case in April 2018. The Warrington DHR panel, with an independent chair, was created to carry out the review and produced a report and action plan. The review is intended to ensure that lessons were learned and that services  could be improved, where any gaps were identified, in order to help reduce the risk of similar tragedies happening again in the future.

The review report and action plan were then submitted to the Home Office for consideration by a quality assurance panel. Once the Home Office have reviewed and provided comment, the report including the action plan is to be made available on the Council website.

Domestic Homicide Review - Published May 2020